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ERIC Number: ED461176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
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School Administration and Globalization.
Howley, Craig
This document discusses globalization as a worldwide economic process and its impact on school administration. Globalization is about economics, which is a perpetual concern of school administrators. Actions that take place across the world can have significant direct and indirect effects on schools and school districts. The history of globalization is looked at as a continuation of economic development with roots in 15th century colonialism and imperialism. Examples are given that demonstrate globalization's ability to devalue local cultures and traditional education by imposing homogenizing practices such as high-stakes testing and school accountability. School leaders need to consider the extent to which school reforms are driven by the agenda of globalization, need to listen carefully to the rhetoric of globalization in which so many reform efforts are couched, and need to ask difficult questions about the way local schooling works to prepare students to conduct maximally thoughtful lives. A case study is presented involving a monthly meeting of four principals with a superintendent to illustrate the impact of globalization on local educational practices. The paper concludes with a list of resources. (Contains 52 references.) (RT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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